Village of Love – City of Alameda
The Village of Love (VOL) is the subcontractor to deliver the program services. VOL’s mission is to enrich the community by developing creative solutions to build bridges between residents, businesses, and unsheltered communities. We acknowledge that the unsheltered have a voice while respecting the needs of the residential and business communities. The village of Love aims to enrich the community by developing creative solutions to build bridges across the disparities between the residents, businesses, mental health and unsheltered communities. We deliver street outreach and provide supportive services to unsheltered residents, advocating for collaborative, locally driven resolutions to build stronger communities.
Creative Build Youth Reinvestment Grant
“To divert youth who are at risk of system involvement away from the juvenile justice system with evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and developmentally appropriate options. While the primary goal is to avoid initial contact with law enforcement, we also want to avert further involvement for those who have already had contact. Diversion programs will include education, academic/vocational services; mentoring; mental health services; and/or behavioral health services and can be new or existing activities/programs: e.g., pre-arrest diversion, community-based referral programs, restorative justice. Projects should engage community-based organizations early in the process to assess what needs can be met with the service providers already available in the community.